As a custom publisher I'm always looking for images to use for client projects. Most often, our graphic artists will create a custom images that fits the purpose of the communication. Having the right image is important – savvy marketers know that 93% of communication is non-verbal and that your prospects and clients – are more effectively persuaded by solutions that they can see.
If you have a hobby site or more time than financial resources (i.e., it is better to outsource your graphics to a pro given their importance), then consider spending a few hours surfing for free images. Today, I stumbled upon this site with a great list of legal and free sources for stock photos. Here's an excerpt:
If you’ve ever tried to design a website or blog, you’ve probably felt the need to add images to your creation. It can be easy to see the Internet as a free-for-all, but images belong to the people who created them. Staying legal means you’ll have to either create your own images or buy them from stock sites. Fortunately, there are a number of sources for free images, and we’ve collected them here. So read on for 100 sources where you can find free stock images: and don’t worry — they’re all legal! << More Here >>